Generic Flomax® : TAMSULOSIN
TAMSULOSIN is the chemical name of the active ingredient in Flomax®
Flomax® is the registered trademark of Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Germany
Medication information about generic Flomax
Important information about usage, risks and possible side-effects.
24 Hour Capsule Chemical Name: TAMSULOSIN ( tam-SOO-loe-sin)
Possible Uses of Flomax: This medicine is an alpha blocker used to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy ( BPH).
Before using Flomax: Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are also taking other alpha- blockers ( e.g., prazosin, terazosin, doxazosin). Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions including high blood pressure, or allergies. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine.
How to take Flomax: Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. This medicine comes with a patient information leaflet ( in Canada only). Read it carefully. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have about this medicine. SWALLOW WHOLE. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing. TAKE THIS MEDICINE 30 minutes after the same meal every day.
Precautions When Using Flomax: IT MAY TAKE 1 WEEK for this medicine to work. Do not stop using this medicine without checking with your doctor. DO NOT DRIVE, OPERATE MACHINERY, OR DO ANYTHING ELSE THAT COULD BE DANGEROUS until you know how you react to this medicine. Using this medicine alone, with other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or to perform other potentially dangerous tasks. ALCOHOL, HOT WEATHER, EXERCISE, AND FEVER can increase dizziness. To prevent dizziness or fainting, sit up or stand up slowly, especially in the morning. Also, sit or lie down at the first sign of dizziness or weakness. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
Side Effects of Flomax: SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include dizziness, drowsiness, insomnia, nasal congestion, abnormal ejaculation, muscle weakness, back pain, or increased cough. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience a decrease in vision. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Drug Interactions of Flomax: Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from doing its job.Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take with and without a prescription.
Missed dose of Flomax: IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE and you are taking 1 dose daily, take the missed dose if you remember the same day. Skip the missed dose if you do not remember until the next day. do not double the next dose
Storage of Flomax: Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.
Other Information of Flomax: DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the reach of children. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out.